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Editing Checklists

May 24, 2014

Tags: pre-edit, substantive edit, line edit, copy edit, photo and caption edit, permissions edit, edit/proof for formatting, production edit, edit index

by Pat McNees, Writers and Editors (updated 10-19-17)
I created these checklists to help editors of memoirs, personal histories, and histories of organizations keep track of what needs doing at each stage of manuscript preparation:
PRE-EDITING (as you interview, edit, and write)
SUBSTANTIVE EDITING (for content, organization, and approach)
LINE EDITING (for effective writing)
COPY EDITING (for grammar and style)
PERMISSIONS EDITING (check for (more…)